Why the 2020 Buick Encore Will Be a Crowd-Pleaser This Black Friday
Black Friday season has arrived! Here at Liberty Buick GMC, we’ve got deals that are nothing short of amazing on a slew of brand-new models, including Buick’s flagship SUV—the 2020 Encore.
Buick and GMC marketing vice president, Phil Brook, said it best when he described the Buick Enclave as “everything [buyers] want in a premium crossover with its distinct styling, quality and driving dynamics.” It’s true. In a crowded midsize SUV class that includes the Enclave’s siblings—the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia—the Enclave is an attention-getter.
Since its design overhaul in 2018, however, the Buick Enclave has offered buyers much more than its sleek and subtle styling. The second-generation Enclave provides performance, comfort, safety, technology, and overall quality to rival any luxury crossover on the market. Yes, the three-row, seven-passenger Enclave makes for a superb family vehicle, but you don’t have to be toting around kids to appreciate its abundance of premium features.
The 2020 refresh of the Buick Enclave comes with several notable changes, such as significant tech upgrades and the new Touring Sport appearance package, among others. Simply put, it’s better than ever, and it just might be the perfect vehicle for you if you’re in the market for a got-it-all midsize SUV.
Let’s take a look at some of the most noteworthy qualities of the 2020 Buick Enclave and why you should consider making it your Black Friday purchase:
Just in for 2020
The newest Enclave receives a number of updates that set it apart from 2018 and 2019 models. First of all, there is some new technology. Buyers of the 2020 Enclave will get the next generation of Buick’s renowned infotainment system and an eight-inch IntelliLink touchscreen standard on all trim levels. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, and six USB ports are still standard. Sirius XM/360L capability and navigation with traffic and weather alerts are still available as infotainment upgrades.
Coming standard on Premium and Avenir models are an HD Rear Vision Camera, HD Surround Vision, and a massage feature and four-way power-adjustable lumbar support for the front and passenger seats.
Also new for 2020 is the optional Sport Touring (ST) appearance package. This package is available on the Essence trim, and it features several exterior tweaks, such as a black mesh front grille, body-color grille surrounding, and 20-inch machined alloy wheels with contrasting graphite pockets. Overall, the ST package adds a little aggression and sportiness to the Enclave.
The 2020 Enclave Avenir has a body-color lower panel, which is sleeker than the black plastic panels on previous models. Also, three colors have been added to the list of Enclave exterior finishes. Avenir buyers can now get the Rich Garnet Metallic, while Champagne Gold Metallic and Dark Moon Blue Metallic are available for all trims.
Powertrain and Performance
The 2020 Buick Enclave is available in four trim levels: Preferred, Essence, Premium, and Avenir. All trims come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that’s matched with a nine-speed transmission. Performance is not Buick’s primary goal for the Enclave, but the 310 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque produced by the engine are sufficient for passing moves and towing up to 5,000 pounds.
When it comes to the ride and handling, the 2020 Enclave is composed, comfortable and quiet. This is largely due to its responsive steering and brakes, as well as a suspension that provides a pleasant ride on smooth and rough terrain alike.
The 2020 Enclave’s cabin comes in impressive design. All and all, it looks simple yet sophisticated, and it’s unmistakably luxury. The wood-grain/metal trimmings, asymmetrical vents, and easy-to-access controls help in that regard. Also, the seats are really, really comfortable, and the Enclave’s cabin is among the top of the class in spaciousness. Plus, with a Pitch Slide seat in the second row and 60/40 folding seats in the third row, even more space opens up for cargo.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2020 Buick Enclave five out of five stars in crash-test ratings. It comes standard with a rearview mirror camera, and you can opt for automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights.
There are plenty of incredible deals to be found at Liberty Buick GMC this Black Friday. If you’re looking for a midsize SUV that comfortably fits seven, looks distinguished inside and out, and has tons of features, the 2020 Buick Enclave could be the one for you. Be sure to come by our dealership to see the deals for yourself and take a test drive!